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Ban on strike: PMO denies reports
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today assured a delegation of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh that his Government would consider its charter of demands, a PMO spokesman said denying reports that Mr. Vajpayee did not ...
Sonia calls on secular forces to join hands
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13.The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today came close to indicating her party's willingness to enter into pre-poll alliances. "I call on all secular and progressive forces to join hands to defeat those who subvert our ...
Benazir admits Pakistan-backed low-intensity conflict in Kashmir
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13.The former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, today admitted that Islamabad had backed a low-intensity conflict in Jammu and Kashmir during her first tenure as Head of Government in the early 1980s. In what is, ...
Homage to martyrs
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13.The nation today remembered the sacrifice made by valiant security personnel while protecting the seat of democracy from terrorist attack two years ago. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, the Deputy Chairperson of Rajya ...
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13.The Delhi Police today filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging a High Court order acquitting S.A.R. Geelani and another accused, Afsan Guru, in the Parliament attack case. The Delhi High Court on October 29, ...
New front formed
NAGPUR, DEC. 13. Several pro-Vidarbha leaders today formed a front `Vidarbhawadi Aghadi' and would take out a yatra from January 15 from Buldana to mobilise support among people of the region for a separate State. At a joint press conference ...
Vij winds up J&K visit
JAMMU, DEC. 13.The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. N.C. Vij, today concluded his three-day visit to the forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Gen Vij reviewed the strategy to intensify counter-insurgency operations during the winter months with ...
VISAKHAPATNAM, DEC. 13.The last of the Petya class ship `INS Anjadip', which served the Navy for more than three decades was decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at the Naval base here this evening. Vice-Admiral O.P. Bansal, Flag Officer ...
Nepal to send peacekeepers
KATHMANDU, DEC. 13. Nepal will send a contingent of 800 soldiers, including four women, to Sierra Leone under the United Nations' Peace Keeping mission. "It is a matter of pride for our country, which has unflinching faith in the United Nations ...
French award for Mahasweta
KOLKATA, DEC. 13.Noted litterateur and Magsaysay and Gyanpith awardee, Mahasweta Devi, will receive the top French decoration of the `Ófficier Des Arts et des Letters'. The Director of Alliance Francaise in the city, Nicolas Blasquez, said that ...
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